Snow disappearing quickly after storm

Posted December 5, 2010

— The sun was quickly melting winter scenes Sunday after a snowstorm a day earlier that blanketed the Triangle with anywhere from a half-inch to 2 inches of snow.

Snow fell from early Saturday afternoon into the nighttime hours. Anywhere from approximately a half inch to 1 inch of snow fell across most of the Triangle, with parts of Durham getting up to 2 inches.

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By daybreak Sunday, though, temperatures had already crested the freezing mark, and the little snow left on the ground was disappearing.

"It's going to stick for a while, but we do have warm soil, and we will have some sunshine and dry air blowing over it," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said. "All of that will kind of gradually eat at the snow."

About 30 churches canceled Sunday morning services in anticipation of icy roads.

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Most roads were clear, though drivers should look out for slipper spots.

On Saturday, state Department of Transportation crews spread sand and salt on bridges and overpasses, which are highly susceptible to freezing. December doesn't last long in N.C. December snow doesn't last long in N.C.

Wake County authorities said they responded to a number of fender-benders but no major wrecks due to the storm. Orange County authorities said that more than 30 crashes occurred on Interstates 40 and 85 after the snowfall began.

Power companies dealt with scattered outages throughout the storm.

On Sunday morning, both Progress Energy and Duke Energy had outages affecting approximately 1,000 customers each across North Carolina.


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  • ProudConservative2 Dec 7, 2010


  • Awake in Wake Dec 6, 2010

    ProudConservative2 probably wathces Fox News and received the "alternative" weather forecast. You know the other "liberal" media are biased and forecasted too much snow.

  • pyrosinthesky Dec 6, 2010

    They got it right. Don't try this junk again time4nonsense.

  • fishon Dec 6, 2010

    Most roads were clear, though drivers should look out for slipper spots.

    I'm looking for some new slippers, does anyone know where these slipper spots are in Wake County?

  • Nope Dec 6, 2010

    Storm? A dusting of snow is no storm.

  • clayt85 Dec 6, 2010

    Missed again? Do you read the same forecasts I read? Simply amazing...

  • ProudConservative2 Dec 6, 2010

    Wait....WHAT?!?!?!? I thought there wasn't gonna be ANY snow to melt....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....missed again.